I am constantly asked, “where do you get your protein if you don’t eat meat?” Now, I know that Jesus was just a carpenter in his own town, so I am always pleased when an expert like Dr. John McDougall point out that “unlike fat, protein cannot be stored. When it is consumed in excess of our needs, protein is broken down mostly by the liver, and partly by the kidneys and muscles. Consumption in excess of our needs overworks the liver and kidneys, and can cause accumulation of toxic protein byproducts.” The other thing that I hear is, “I crave animal protein.” That could be, but it is not a physical craving – it is a mental and emotional craving. A craving is a thought. And, like all thoughts, you create it so you can certainly change it. That’s where the hypnosis come is. You can learn self-hypnosis and change your thoughts and change your desires from fat to plant-based meals.
People Require Very Little Protein
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that men and women obtain 5% of their calories as protein. This would mean 38 grams of protein for a man burning 3000 calories a day and 29 grams for a woman using 2300 calories a day. This quantity of protein is impossible to avoid when daily calorie needs are met by unrefined starches and vegetables. For example, rice alone would provide 71 grams of highly useable protein and white potatoes would provide 64 grams of protein.
Our greatest time of growth—thus, the time of our greatest need for protein—is during our first 2 years of life—we double in size. At this vigorous developmental stage our ideal food is human milk, which is 5% protein. Compare this need to food choices that should be made as adults—when we are not growing. Rice is 8% protein, corn 11%, oatmeal 15%, and beans 27%. Thus protein deficiency is impossible when calorie needs are met by eating unprocessed starches and vegetables.
The healthy active lives of hundreds of millions of people laboring in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America on diets with less than half the amount of protein eaten by Americans and Europeans prove that the popular understanding of our protein needs is seriously flawed. ~ Dr. John McDougall
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